Monday, near Tofino, marked 10 years since the tragic loss of two on-duty BC ambulance paramedics.
On Oct.15, at approximately 12:40 p.m., officers from the Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG), Division Liaison Team (DLT), and Kamloops RCMP responded to a report that a number of demonstrators had gathered at a Trans Mountain (TMX) drill site on Mission Flats Road in Kamloops, and were blocking work trucks from driving through the facility gate.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
Dear Dr. Henry,
Thank you profusely, Dr. Henry, for everything you and your ministry staff have done these past many months to safeguard British Columbians from the suffering of the global novel coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
In a news release on the BC Nurses’ Union website, a study says that inadequate staffing and constantly changing protocols is key factors leading to high levels of PTSD and emotional exhaustion.
Climate change is happening. Devastating wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, droughts, and other climate related events are all predicted by climate science. The social and economic cost of these events is in the trillions of dollars, costs that, one way or another, fall on the shoulders of taxpayers.
Starting on Sept. 28, 2020, following consultation with the Supreme Court of B.C. and key stakeholders, the attorney general is amending the Rules of Civil Court to temporarily suspend all civil jury trials for a period of one year.
The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 42nd Provincial General Election with Election Day will be Saturday, October 24, 2020.
“Our main focus is ensuring a safe and accessible voting process during the pandemic,” said Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman in a media release Monday.
Local, regional, and Indigenous governments in communities throughout the province have been approved to receive their share of up to $3.4 million in provincial Community Emergency Preparedness Funds (CEPF), while an additional $14.5 million from the CEPF is being allocated to new project intakes over the next several months.